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Supporting each other in conquering depression, anxiety, trauma, doubt, and apathy. This is a positive community dedicated to overcoming our challenges.
This subreddit focuses on articles about the homeless, advice to those who are or may become homeless, and help in other ways where we can give it.
The male emotional spectrum goes beyond horny and hungry yet we're told to be stoic and ignore what we're feeling, as if emotions makes us lesser men. The fact is we're human and humans feel. No matter what your issue is, we are here to help.
Many men are struggling with something and feel ashamed to admit it. If that's you, we'll listen when you're ready to share. You might just find that there are others struggling with the same thing.
A place for infertile men and those interested in issues relating to male factor infertility. A support and information-sharing community for the issue of male infertility.
An open forum for men to discuss issues and find support from other men.
This is about sharing experiences, awareness and trying to overcome the stigma around male rape.
Men get raped. It does not emasculate them, and they should not be ashamed.
Any stories, experiences or information you wish to share are welcome here. This is a judgment free zone, any negative comments will be banned.
A support group for survivors of rape and sexual assault, /r/rape provides an open forum for discussing topics pertaining to sexual violence. Note: As a protective measure for their users, /r/rape automatically bans participants in certain subreddits. If you are in need of assistance and have been banned under this rule, message the moderators.
RapeCounseling is dedicated to providing emotional support to those who have experienced rape or any type of sexualized violence. Commenters may be survivors, professionals, or simply kind-hearted and knowledgeable people who care. Under no circumstances should advice in RapeCounseling be considered professional or legal advice.
This subreddit exists to provide emotional support those who care about someone who has experienced rape and abuse
A subreddit for non-judgmental support for those feeling suicidal.
A list of resources for coping with suicidal ideation.
A long list of suicide hotlines and textlines, ordered by country.
This is a subreddit designed to give a place for survivors of all abuse to come together to share their stories, vent, and to assist one another in healing. The only rule is to respect one another, and understand how very difficult it is to expose such a vulnerable part of one's life.
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives.
Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.
AMIS is a non-profit organisation established in 2010 to address the gap in service provision for men experiencing domestic abuse. We provide direct support to men experiencing domestic abuse, as well as helping to improve mainstream service responses and campaigning for further inclusion of male victims in the wider narrative on domestic abuse. We are the only organisation in Scotland dedicated to this cause.
Addiction Center was founded by recovering addicts and health information writers. Our goal is to provide the most up-to-date information on addiction as well as reviews of top treatment centers across the country.
The mission of After Silence is to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a safe, extensive, reliable and easy-to-read website where victims can find the answers and support they need to heal and reclaim their lives.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
Our mission: is to provide best-in-class support and practical assistance to male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland, to promote increased awareness and understanding among the wider public of the issues surrounding domestic abuse; and to collaborate with statutory and non-statutory bodies to advance our aims and the needs of our clients.
Our beliefs: At Amen we believe that every man has the right to an abuse free relationship. We believe that domestic abuse against men is a crime, which is continuously overlooked and ignored in our society. This causes victims to feel isolated, ashamed and uncared for, which can cause them to blame themselves for the abuse they are receiving. We provide information and support to men or their friends or family that seek it. We believe that anyone can be a victim regardless of class, race, sexual orientation or physical ability.
Our vision: We aim to break the stigma around domestic abuse towards men. We want men across the country to come forward about their abuse and for them to be treated equally to women with this issue.
AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
Red Cross believes that everyone deserves a home that is safe, secure and affordable. In an average year, Red Cross helps 2180 people to find housing, supports 1360 people at risk of becoming homeless, and provides 43,400 meals to people experiencing hardship.
"The UK's Eating Disorder Charity": Beat provides support for anyone affected by eating disorders, including helplines for adults and youth, online support groups, and message boards for sharing experiences and support.
Provides information on eating disorders, and links to additional resources for boys and men with eating disorders.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male.
Childline is a UK-based service, assisting children with a variety of issues from finding a therapist, dealing with bullying, academic struggles, and much more.
A Beginner's Guide to Doing Your Daughter's Hair This site was created to share the Daddy Daughter Hair Factory. You will find a beginners manual, tutorials and the story of how it was created. DDHF was created to encourage fathers who are learning about hair, and support them on this journey. "It's not about the braid, it's about the bond"
A resource for dads of divorced or separated families, Dads in Distress “provide the resources and support, either directly or in collaboration, to empower individuals to manage the challenges that placed them at risk.” DiD runs a helpline (1300 853 437), support groups, and a website of resources to empower men to continue to be involved with their families.
A list of local resources for homeless people, organized by state.
For almost 40 years, Depression Alliance has been bringing people together to end the loneliness and isolation that can come with depression.
Raising awareness and campaigning to improve attitudes towards depression has been central to Depression Alliance’s work.
We are continuing to deliver services formerly provided by Depression Alliance, including:
- Friends in Need (the online community and its wellbeing network)
- 60 Depression Alliance self-help groups.
Together, we won’t give up until everyone with depression gets the support they need and the respect they deserve.
Addiction isn’t a choice, and people suffering from it need help to recover. The disease is caused by a variety of factors and leads to long-term negative consequences that could be deadly. Effective treatment for drug addiction and behavioral addictions exists to help addicts recover.
116 is a range of easy-to-remember and free-of-charge phone numbers to assist children and adults in need.
The European Commission has reserved five short numbers with a single format 116 3 digits for helplines that should be accessible to everyone in Europe.
Find out more about the EU rules on 116.
When they are available in your country, the services are provided by public or private organizations selected locally by each Member State.
“To build a noble legacy of fatherhood - assisting fathers in achieving self-sufficiency and in strengthening families to improve the life chances of children.” Resources for fathers wanting to gain career strength, achieve in education, and be more involved in their children’s lives.
The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.
If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. We are a completely independent community-led group. Anything you tell us is confidential, and you can contact us anonymously if you choose.
Ranked as one of the top therapist directories on the internet, GoodTherapy.org is an association of mental health professionals from more than 30 countries worldwide and rehab and treatment centers across the United States who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy. As an advocate for healthy psychotherapy, GoodTherapy.org educates the public about the differences between healthy and unhealthy psychotherapy practices and promotes collaborative and nonpathologically based approaches within the professional community. Launched in 2007, the GoodTherapy.org Network receives more than 1.5 million therapist searches each month and reaches, through a variety of partner and advertising networks, an estimated 7 million people per month. GoodTherapy.org maintains the highest membership requirements, individually verifying each applicant meets strict educational, licensure, and philosophical guidelines.
HAVEN’s residential program is Oakland County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter exclusively for domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their children.
If you need a place to go, call our Crisis and Support Line at 248-334-1274, or chat live with us online.
This article contains information and resources for men who are in abusive or near-abusive situations.
The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
ItGetsBetter.org is a place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. It’s a place where our straight allies can visit and support their friends and family members. It’s a place where people can share their stories, take the It Gets Better Project pledge and watch videos of love and support.
The London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) is a way for LGBT people who have experienced domestic abuse to get the maximum amount of help with a minimum amount of hassle. The DAP is open to any LGBT person experiencing domestic violence who is living or working in London. For more information on the DAP and what we provide, click here. To refer yourself to the DAP, click here.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Help Center, founded in 1996, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of LGBT volunteers, we operate three national hotlines, the LGBT National Hotline, the LGBT National Youth Talkline, and the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more. We also maintain the largest collection of resources for the LGBT community in the United States, with 15,000 local resources for cities and towns across the country.
Offers important information and tips on building and maintaining healthy relationships, including guidance on communication and setting healthy boundaries. Loveisrespect also offers live chat support, as well as a confidential helpline (1-866-331-9474).
Loveisrespect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.
Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.
Male Survivor is a leader in the fight to improve the resources and support available to male survivors of all forms of sexual abuse in the US and around the globe. We are a community built upon a unique foundation of respect and mutual partnership between survivors themselves and the professionals who work with them.
This has enabled MaleSurvivor to create resources and partnerships unparalleled in their ability to provide life-changing support to survivors and their loved ones. MaleSurvivor began offering Weekends of Recovery in 2001, with just one weekend. Over the course of the past 14 years, in response to the significant need and demand, MaleSurvivor has expanded the program and has held over 60 Recovery retreats across North America, and have helped over 1000 people, some of whom traveling from overseas to attend these one of a kind retreats.
Today hundreds of thousands of visitors from over 190 countries visit www.malesurvivor.org. We have expanded our social media presence on Facebook and Twitter to expand our outreach to even more people. MaleSurvivor staff also travel extensively to provide support and training across a wide range of disciplines to help ensure that all survivors of sexual violence have access to trained, compassionate, and effective support.
Get confidential help today – 01823 334244
The ManKind Initiative was the first charity in Great Britain to support male victims of domestic abuse (registered in 2001). For over 15 years we have been at the forefront of providing services and support for male victims and campaigning to ensure that male victims receive the support they need from other organisations.
Our am is to ensure all male victims of domestic abuse (and their children) are supported to enable them to escape from the situation they are in. We are gender inclusive in our view so we want all female victims (and their children) to escape too.
We provide a range of services directly to men such as a anonymous national helpline that any man, anywhere can call us. We also support others to provide services for men so we run a one day training course, a national conference and a directory of services. We also give male victims a public voice by campaigning for them, sitting on Government and other committees and giving presentations around the country.
Domestic violence against men isn't always easy to identify, but it can be a serious threat. This site will help you recognize if you're being abused — and teach you how to get help.
Although this site is primarily focused on violence against women, they have a nice resources guide for male victims of sexual assault.
Men's Advice Line: confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). We help by: giving you time to tell your story; offering emotional support; providing practical advice; signposting you to other services for specialist help.
This resource can be used to help you find mental health treatment services, including affordable treatment for those without insurance, in your community. Mental Health America's fact sheet "Finding the Right Care" and some of the sites listed below provide detailed information to help you choose a mental health professional and to enable you to better understand treatment options and the treatment process. Sites providing specialized treatment referrals for specific illnesses also include considerable information about the specific illness.
A list of national and international resources for abused and battered men.
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
MyTransHealth connects trans people with qualified, culturally competent providers in their neighborhood. Our location-based search tool offers resources in four categories: medical, mental health, legal, and crisis care.
Currently, MyTransHealth has verified providers in New York, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and Dallas. We are actively sourcing referrals across the United States, and welcome submissions for providers in any location.
“Our mission is to provide support for males affected by eating disorders, provide access to collective expertise, and promote the development of effective clinical intervention and research in this population.” NAMED provides information for boys and men suffering from eating disorders, and runs a blog on male eating disorders.
Works “to improve the lives of children and reverse the trends of fatherlessness by inspiring and equipping fathers, grandfathers and father figures to be actively engaged in the life of every child.” Offers training seminars and fathering programs, as well as a wealth of free fathering resources.
24/7 Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages
Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.
The internet can be a helpful support tool for victims of domestic violence to find information and share their stories. As a warning, please be aware of online safety. Use a gender-neutral user name on websites and do not share personal information. You can find many websites devoted to domestic violence by using an online search engine, but the quality and intent of the sites you find have to be determined by you.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
“Reaching millions every year,” NEDA “campaign[s] for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders.” Provides detailed information on eating disorders in males, including information on seeking and securing treatment.
The Office of Community Services (OCS) partners with states, communities and agencies to reduce the causes of poverty, increase opportunity and economic security of individuals and families and revitalize communities. Our social service and community development programs work in a variety of ways to improve the lives of many.
OCS’s main goals are to:
- Serve the economic and social needs of low-income individuals and families
- Provide employment and entrepreneurial opportunities
- Promote individual economic opportunity and security through the creation of full-time, permanent jobs
- Support asset building strategies for low-income families and individuals such as savings, increasing financial capability and securing assets
- Assist community development corporations in utilizing existing funding for neighborhood revitalization projects
- Provide financial and technical resources to state, local, public and private agencies for economic development and related social service support activities
- Provide energy assistance to low-income households
One in Three is a diverse group of male and female professionals – academics, researchers, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, lawyers, health promotion workers, trainers and survivor/advocates. The Campaign aims to raise public awareness of the existence and needs of male victims of family violence and abuse; to work with government and non-government services alike to provide assistance to everyone affected by family violence; and to reduce the incidence and impacts of family violence on Australian men, women and children.
Male survivors of sexual assault and abuse are very welcome at Pandora's Project. We welcome you to participate and contribute to our thriving and active message board and chat rooms, which aim to provide peer support and foster healing. We have had over a thousand men register at Pandy's, many of whom feel they have benefited from the support, guidance and friendship offered to them from both male and female survivors alike.
We are the national charity for the prevention of young suicide.
We draw from the experience of many who have been touched personally by young suicide across the UK and speak on their behalf in our campaigns and in our endeavours to save young lives. Together we believe that with appropriate support and education, many young suicides can be prevented.
We deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.
PATH state and provider contacts work together to deliver and sustain PATH programs that provide services for people with serious mental illness who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
PATH providers are local public or nonprofit organizations that have received PATH funding to provide services to people who are not currently connected to mainstream services. PATH state contacts provide training, technical assistance, and support for PATH providers within their state or territory.
Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.
Facts, risk factors, and symptoms of postnatal depression in fathers, and tips and advice for dealing with it. Includes some Australia-based resources.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Our mission at Recovery.org is to connect people and their families with the information and resources to help them recover from substance abuse and behavioral disorders. Our addiction treatment directory has more than 8,000 listings for facilities, recovery programs, and recovery resources across the United States.
Respect has been supporting male victims of domestic violence since 2007 when we took over the management of the Men’s Advice Line and re-launched it as a UK-wide service on freephone 08088010327. Since then, we have helped thousands of male victims as well as frontline workers and concerned friends and family by phone and email. We have also published a Toolkit for work with male victims of domestic violence (second edition, 2013) and we offer a 1-day training course – for frontline workers who need skills and knowledge on working with male victims.
Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) is a national non-profit that provides unique services for domestic violence victims and helps those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services. The information we provide is for (but not limited to) straight men, LGBT victims, teens, and the elderly. SAFE works to bring community awareness to injustices that the media and other organizations tend to overlook. We promote the necessity for services for all victims and accountability for all perpetrators.
We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
Find out why our service works and what you can expect when contacting us.
If you have any concerns about our service before you try it, hear from others about how we've helped them. Please don’t suffer alone.
Stop-Homophobia.com has become a huge gathering of LGBT+ support from all over the world.
We educate each other. We have a lot of "straight" supporters who learn a lot about us too.
This is community engagement, resource sharing, discussion, encouragement, on a global scale.
The agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Survivors Manchester is a survivor-led/survivor-run voluntary organisation that aims to create and facilitate a safe space for male survivors of sexual abuse and rape to work through personal and sometimes painful issues. Our work is concentrated on empowering men to make their own positive life choices and begin their own unique journey of healing. Being in contact with other survivors allows one to feel less isolated; feel connected and break the silence and legacy of abuse. - See more at: http://www.survivorsmanchester.org.uk/about-us/#sthash.s1ev8oKH.dpuf
We’ve been supporting those affected by domestic abuse in our community for over thirty five years; therefore we’re experts in offering support and helping those affected by domestic abuse. And we’re here to help you whatever you need, no matter who you are or what your background, we won’t tell you what to do, our aim is to guide and support you to become safer and happier within your lives.
“The Fathering Project aims to inspire and equip fathers and father figures to engage with their kids through shared tips, activities, events and personal stories.”
The Survivors Trust (TST) is a UK-wide national umbrella agency for 135 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland.
Our Trustee Board is exclusively made up of Managers and Directors of rape and sexual abuse support services. Our core aim is to empower survivors or rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse through supporting and improving effective responses to survivors. Member organisations provide a range of direct services to survivors including counselling, support, helplines and advocacy services for women, men and children.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
If you're thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help—please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386
Together We Heal is for any who suffer from the trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse. We are here to provide a safe forum for survivors of abuse to share, learn and heal, give direction to those seeking guidance and to expose sexual predators for what they are and their methods of getting into our lives.
US: (877) 565-8860
Canada: (877) 330-6366
Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.
Homelessness hotline: 877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838)
Victim Support (VS) is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Our specialist teams provide individual, independent, emotional and practical help to enable people to cope and recover from the effects of crime.
We’re not part of the police, the courts or any other criminal justice agency. Our services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.